Crafting Novels & Short Stories: Everything You Need to Know to Write Great Fiction

Crafting Novels & Short Stories: Everything You Need to Know to Write Great Fiction

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Learn How to Create Stories That Captivate Agents, Editors, and Readers Alike!

Inside you'll find the tools you need to build strong characters, keep your plots moving, master the art of dialogue, choose the right point of view, and more.

This comprehensive book on the art of novel and short story writing is packed with advice and instruction from best

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Learn How to Create Stories That Captivate Agents, Editors, and Readers Alike!

Inside you'll find the tools you need to build strong characters, keep your plots moving, master the art of dialogue, choose the right point of view, and more.

This comprehensive book on the art of novel and short story writing is packed with advice and instruction from best-selling authors and writing experts like Nancy Kress, Elizabeth Sims, Hallie Ephron, N.M. Kelby, Heather Sellers, and Donald Maass, plus a foreword by James Scott Bell. You'll learn invaluable skills for mastering every area of the craft:

  • Define and refine your characters.
  • Make your plot and conflict high-energy and intense.
  • Hone your story's point of view.
  • Create a rich setting and backstory.
  • Craft dialogue that rings true.
  • Select the right words and descriptions throughout your story.
  • Revise your story to perfection.

Throughout you'll find supplemental sections that cover special topics like getting started, beating writer's block, researching your work, and getting published. They'll help you integrate your skills into a balanced, productive, and fulfilling career.

Whether you're writing flash fiction, a short story, a novel, or an epic trilogy, you'll come away with the tools you need for strong and effective storytelling.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599635736
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
12/15/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
683,085
File size:
598 KB

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Crafting Novels & Short Stories: Everything You Need to Know to Write Great Fiction 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A book on "how to write" with what i hope is a typo on page 9. Oh to continue?? If it was about editing, i'd surely stop. But then again i'm too lazy to dink with the shift key...
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